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Shaheen Statement on Governor Sununu’s Announcement That New Hampshire Will Not Be Joining the U.S. Climate Alliance

(Washington, DC) — Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) delivered the following statement after Governor Chris Sununu (R-NH) announced that New Hampshire will not be joining the U.S. Climate Alliance, a coalition of states committed to upholding the 2015 Paris climate accord. Senator Shaheen is a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and, as part of a congressional delegation, traveled to Paris to participate in high-level discussions at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference.

“Governor Sununu is wasting an opportunity to maintain New Hampshire’s leadership on the environment and grow our economy through green jobs,” said Shaheen. “The Paris Climate Agreement sets laudable benchmarks for reducing greenhouse gas emissions that are contributing to global warming. New Hampshire should be spearheading efforts to curb the dangerous effects of climate change. I urge Governor Sununu to review the principles of the Paris climate accord and reconsider his position on joining the U.S. Climate Alliance.”